Internationally renowned composer, arranger and master of the
bandoneon, Argentina’s Daniel Binelli performs extensively in concert
and recital. The bandoneon is a unique and sensuous instrument
showcased in a wide range of his own compositions, many of which have
roots in the tango of Binelli’s native land, where he is known as a
dedicated researcher and expert in the form.
Binelli is also widely acclaimed as the foremost exponent and
torchbearer of the music of Astor Piazzolla. In 1989 Daniel Binelli
joined Piazzolla´s New Tango Sextet and toured internationally.
Orchestras with whom Mr. Binelli has appeared as guest soloist
include, among others, the Philadelphia Orchestra, Atlanta Symphony,
Virginia Symphony, Sydney Symphony, Tonhalle Orchestra in Zurich,
Montreal Symphony, Ottawa Symphony, Dayton Philharmonic (OH) and St.
Petersburg Symphony, (Russia).
Some of the conductors with whom Binelli has worked include Charles
Dutoit, Lalo Schifrin, Franz Paul Decker, Robert Spano, JoAnn
Falletta, Giselle Ben-Dor, Isaiah Jackson, Michael Christie, Lior
Shambadal and Daniel Schweitzer. Binelli conducted Piazzolla´s
operetta: María de Buenos Aires in Sicily (Italy) with Italian
Daniel Binelli is the Musical Director of Tango Metropolis (http://www.tangometropolis.com/, recently featured in a PBS Documentary” Tango the Spirit of
Argentina “ and in a BBC documentary about Astor Piazzolla’s life.
"A researcher of Argentine music, Daniel Binelli has become
one of the foremost in–depth connoisseurs of the tango in all its
styles—styles that date from the beginning of the century up to
present day. Binelli is an internationally reknowned composer,
musical arranger, bandoneónist and Argentinian musical director.
Considered the best instrumentalist of the tango genre
(Argentina), Binelli is the honored recipient of the 1995 Konex
A seasoned composer in his own right. Binelli has created and
arranged music for solo instruments, quintet, chamber and symphony
orchestras, dance and film music. His versatility allows him to work
from all Tango styles up to the present. Binelli has composed three
concertos: one for bandoneón, one for piano and another for guitar
and orchestra. He was commissioned by Utah State University for a
concerto for piano, bandoneon and orchestra. The piece, Homage to
Tango, was premiered on March 2008. See a performance of the work on
. His work “Golden Gate Fantasy” has been funded by a grant from the
American Music Center.
Some of the many international orchestras, ensembles, Tango
companies and soloists that have requested arrangements or
commissioned works from Daniel Binelli include the Zurich Symphony
(Switzerland), Edmonton Symphony (Canada), Buffalo Philharmonic
(NY), Colorado Music Festival, Montevideo Philharmonic, Colombia
Symphony, and Buglisi/Foreman Dance Company (NY) as well as Osvaldo
Pugliese Orquesta Tipica (Argentina) and Tango 7 (Switzerland).
Additionally, Binelli has composed music for the Argentine films
India Pravile, Funes un Gran Amor and Tango Baile Nuestro.